January 9, 2017
[Church Pension Fund press release] The Church Pension Fund Jan. 9 announced that its board of trustees approved revisions to the pension, retirement savings, and welfare plans it administers on behalf of eligible clergy and lay employees who serve the Episcopal Church.
The revisions, which are expected to take effect on January 1, 2018, maintain the overall value of benefits provided today and offer greater flexibility,...
The response to 9-11 by the Bush Administration included harsh interrogation techniques that included waterboarding, placing prisoners in tiny enclosed spaces, slamming them against walls, sensory deprivation, and a host of other cruelties that were condemned by the world as torture. The US Senate published a report almost two years ago that condemned these practices in the harshest of words. But President-Elect Donald Trump stated in his campaign that the US would do things much...
- The Evangelical Alliance responds to Theresa May's call for a shared society. A welcome approach, but one that needs to be backed up with action.
A new church start that practices love, emphasizes shared leadership, shared resources and the belief that gifts should be given first is being celebrated for its ability 'to share earthly and spiritual resources' as the winner of the UCC Be the Church of the Month Contest.
January 18-25, 2017 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme chosen for 2017 is Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us (2 Corinthians 5:14-20).
- A Bible Society poll has revealed that a third of Brits believe in angels.
January 8, 2017
Taiwan Church News
January 2 - 8, 2017
PCT Itinerary Seminar On Same-Sex Marriage Kicked Off
Reported by Lin Yi-yin
To encourage a rational dialogue and a civilized debate on the issue of same-sex marriage within PCT, four itinerary seminars, entitled as "PCT on the Issue of same-sex marriage" and organized by PCT General Assembly Office, are going to be...
January 7, 2017
- The Rev. John Schlicher, an Ohio pastor, describes his family’s experiences during the attack at the Fort Lauderdale airport.